Saturday 18 August 2018

Man killed off bike in early-morning collision is 16th cyclist to die on roads this year

Cyclist. Stock photo
Cyclist. Stock photo
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

A MAN has been killed off his bike following an early morning road traffic collision today.

Gardaí are investigating the incident which occurred in the townland of Kilcop on the Dunmore Road, Co. Waterford this morning.

"The collision between a car and a cyclist occurred at approximately 7am," a garda spokesperson said.

"The cyclist, a man in his 40s was pronounced dead at the scene. His body has since been removed to University Hospital Waterford."

This stretch of road is currently closed pending an examined by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators and local diversions are in place.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to contact Waterford Garda Station on 051-305300, The Garda Confidential Telephone Line on 1800-666-111 or any Garda Station.

There has now been 15 cyclist fatalities so far this year, compared to a total of 10 cyclist fatalities last year.

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